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True High Plains Hardship: Wearing The Red Bandanna Published by Outskirts Press

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2012-12-11 07:47:11 - Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated autobiography and personal memoirs book from Longmont, CO, author Margie Griffin Warsavage.

Denver, CO, and Longmont, CO - Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Wearing The Red Bandanna by Margie Griffin Warsavage. The author's most recent book to date is a 5.5 x 8.5 paperback in the autobiography and personal memoirs category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

As America’s great cattle drives wound down in the late 1800’s, Dumont Griffin rode beyond the myth he helped to create and built a ranch. A century later, his granddaughter, Margie, retraces his journey to Ekalaka, Montana, the town at the end of the trail, in search of her family’s roots. As she

records her own adventure through the modern landscape, she unearths the stories of the old West.

Through Margie’s eyes, we meet Olive, the abiding ranch wife who raises eight children on the windswept prairie, and Nibs, the rawboned uncle in a buffalo hide coat who nurtures his nephews with tall tales. Of seven sons set adrift in the worst of times, teenaged Ted joins two older brothers as they try to outrun the Great Depression in a boxcar headed east. Pat wrangles his dream of running a Colorado ranch, only to struggle through one of the worst winters on record, while scholarly Bobby, the youngest son, is left to cope alone in an isolated farmhouse.

This memorable true story of hardship on the High Plains captures one family’s resilience, beginning with a slow waltz of courtship at a community dance and ending with a boot-stomping sing-along at a family reunion. Wearing the Red Bandanna is the memoir of three generations of a western family inspired by the affectionate relationship of a young daughter and her storytelling father.

“In looking back with an appreciative eye, this author proves the truth of novelist Tim O’Brien’s contention that ‘Stories connect the past to the future”
- John Calderazzo, author of Rising Fire, teacher of creative writing at Colorado State University.

209 pages in length, Wearing The Red Bandanna is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the autobiography an personal memoirs category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Wearing The Red Bandanna meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $11.95.

Additionally, Wearing The Red Bandanna can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at
ISBN: 9781478719441 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream SRP: $11.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

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